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Centennial CO real estate information. The first thing you might want to know about Centennial CO real estate is the nature and level of the local real estate market. The city has 100,000 residents in its 28 square miles, living in 40,000 homes. The housing market exhibits strong seasonal variations, with almost 1,000 homes for sale in a typical summer season, and half that number in the winter. Average and median prices in recent years have stayed remarkably stable despite the seasonal excursions in numbers of homes listed. There was an uptrend in early 2007 as high-end luxury homes have established their place in the market. On average, about three-fourths of the Centennial CO homes for sale are single family residences, and one fourth are condos or townhomes. The average price of single family homes is approximately $350K, while the average condo asking price is about $189K. The largest numbers of Centennial CO homes for sale are in the $180K to $280K range. You may find a fixer in the 60s, and the top of the range can be over $2.5 million.

A brief history. William Green Russell’s 1858 discovery of gold along Cherry Creek brought an influx of some 50,000 gold seekers to the area in the “Pike’s Peak or Bust” gold rush. Two hundred of them met at newly founded Denver City in November 1858 to organize Arapahoe County. When the City of Centennial incorporated in February 2001, 100,000 residents of the surrounding area of Arapahoe County came together as a community, making Centennial’s incorporation the largest in U.S. history. The founders of Centennial were exhibiting the independent spirit of their pioneer forebears in deciding to fight off an annexation attempt by Greenwood Village, which wanted to improve its tax base. Centennial’s founders have since seen their young city become one of the fastest growing communities in the wider Denver area.

Centennial attractions. Centennial borders on Cherry Creek State Park, home to an 880-acre lake and twelve miles of paved hiking and biking trails. The park also has rental horses, campsites, and terrain suitable for cross-country skiing. Residents of Centennial have easy access, via Interstate 25 and U.S. 87, to all Denver’s world-class cultural, entertainment, shopping, and sporting venues. Other special attractions include:

  • On summer Friday evenings Centennial hosts the Friday Night Art Walk along Santa Fe Boulevard.
  • Centennial’s Family Sports Center Indoor Ice Skating Rink is open all year long. it offers figure and ice skating lessons, public skating sessions, and youth and adult ice hockey league competitions.
  • Centennial is within ten miles of over twenty-five Denver area golf courses.
  • Dining in Centennial. It’s all here – Steaks, seafood, pizza, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cajun, Barbecue, Italian, Bistro, Pub, hamburger and salad places, subs, Japanese, ribs, wings...

  • DeFrisco’s Steak House allows the luxury of a postprandial cigar. The crab cake appetizers and melt-in-your mouth steaks and sides topped off with lemon cake make for a memorable meal.
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is a favorite with Cajun food lovers. Its generous portions usually mean a doggie bag. Try the fried crawfish and étouffée platter.
  • Nick n Willy’s combines both traditional and trendy aspects in a pizza parlor. Their vegetarian Aegean pizza has an olive oil, spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomato, and feta cheese topping.
  • Centennial: The Future. Home to Centennial Airport which is the second-busiest general aviation airport in the U.S., and an outstanding public school system, Centennial CO homes are in one of Colorado’s brightest new communities.

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